Summer Sunday School Plenaries
Sundays May 28 – September 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Stone Hall
May 28 – Todd Green
Who is My Neighbor? Hospitality in a Climate of Fear
Todd Green is Associate Professor of Religion at Luther College and author of The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West. He is completing a year-long Franklin Fellowship at the State Department.
June 4 – Joseph Small
The Unintended Reformation
Joseph Small served for many years as the Director of Theology, Worship and Education for the PCUSA. He is the author of several books including To Be Reformed: Living the Tradition.
June 11 – Christine Brennan
Good Sports: Reflections of a (Presbyterian) Pioneer in Sports Journalism
Christine Brennan is a national sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator for CNN, PBS NewsHour and NPR’s Morning Edition and best-selling author of Inside Edge and Best Seat in the House.
June 18 – Daniel Dreisbach
The Bible and the Founders: How Scripture Shaped American Democracy
Daniel Dreisbach is a Professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. Dr. Dreisbach's research interests include constitutional law and the intersection of politics, law, and religion. Copies of his latest book, Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers will be available for purchase.
June 25 – Amelia Kegan (NPC Member)
Ending World Hunger in Our Time: A Realistic Goal for This Generation
NPC member Amelia Kegan is the Legislative Director of Domestic Policy for Friends Committee on National Legislation. An attorney, Amelia has also worked at a variety of other national non-profits, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy. She most recently spent six years at Bread for the World as the Deputy Director of Government Relations.
July 2 – John Lee
Contemporary American Evangelicalism: For Love of God and Country
John Lee is Pastor at The Rock Presbyterian Church and a Dean at The John Leland Center for Theological Studies. Lee is part of the company of teachers of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington.
July 9 – Ward Holder
Why Should Anyone Care about the Reformation?: Martin Luther and the 500th Anniversary of Protestantism
R. Ward Holder is Associate Professor of Theology at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He is the author of John Calvin and the Grounding of Biblical Interpretation: Calvin’s First Commentaries.
July 16 – Bruce Douglass
The Reformation and the Origins of the “Reformed” Movement
Bruce Douglass is Associate Professor and Political Theory Field Chair in the Department of Government of Georgetown University, and the director of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington.
July 23 – Matthew Taylor
Christian and Muslim Fundamentalism: A Complex History
Matthew is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theology and Religious Pluralism at Georgetown University. He is the facilitator of Young Adult Programs at the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington.
July 30 – Tamara Shaya Hoffmann (NPC Member)
Pursuing Peace: Lessons from Around the World
Tamara Shaya Hoffmann is a conflict specialist for the United States Agency for International Development, supporting peace programs in the Middle East.
August 6 – Steve Crocco
The Protestant Reformation on American Soil
Steve Crocco is the Director of the Yale Divinity School Library and former head librarian at Princeton Theological Seminary. Steve holds a Ph.D. in religious ethics from Princeton University.
August 13 – Peter Wehner
For Such a Time as This: A Timely Conversation
Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He writes widely on political, cultural, religious, and national-security issues and contributes regularly to The New York Times.
August 20 – Saliba Sarsar
Jerusalem: One Holy City, Three Monotheistic Faiths
Saliba Sarsar is Professor of Political Science & Sociology at Monmouth University. He is the author of several articles and commentaries on relations, democracy, and foreign policy in the Middle East.
August 27 – Kristin Franke (NPC Director of Youth) and NPC Youth
Summer Trip Reports
Join us for a presentation and stories from our high school mission trip to the Dominican Republic, and middle school trip to “The Great Escape” conference in Johnstown, PA.
September 3 – Scott Sunquist
Joy in Jesus and the Gift of Religious Pluralism
Scott Sunquist is the Dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and Professor of World Christianity at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has written widely on world mission, pluralism and world Christianity.